A few tips about authoring your own posts. – be mindful of prospective employers, family & friends reading your blog, watch copyright and plagerism, and don’t liable third parties!
Prospective employers will make a judgement of they ever happen across content you publish: set a tone in your blog that you would be comfortable with them viewing.
Avoid negative references about third parties, this could hurt someone’s feelings plus there are legal implications (critiquing work is a different matter, you can offer an informed opinion without getting personal). Keep in mind other people’s privacy when publishing a post, photo’s or video.
In terms of copywright, reference any work or content that has not originated from you.
Think of a blog as one cog in a complete online profile – Twitter, Flickr, You Tube etc. Online applications can serve you in a professional manner, increasing your employability, highlighting your creativity, unique talents and general cop-on. It’s great to see Robert and Monika integrating this idea in their Blogs, where they are is using it as an online portfolio showcasing their talents:
Dean has some day-trip photos on his blog:
Keep up the good work all, and I’ll go through with you how to post Flash movies on your blog in our next multimedia authoring session.